Post-MCO day 45: Malaysia’s Covid-19 tally passes 2.6 million

PUTRAJAYA, 24 Nov 2021:

Another 5,755 persons testing for Covid-19 over the past 24 hours has raised Malaysia’s tally if 2,602,835 infections past yet another grim milestone for the nation.

Selangor continues to be worst hit with 1,511 new cases, followed by Sabah (622), Kelantan (590), Johor (486), Kuala Lumpur (400), Pahang (376), Kedah (358), Penang (270), Terengganu (231), Perak (219), Negeri Sembilan (202), Sarawak (192), Melaka (191), Perlis (43), Putrajaya (37) and Labuan (27).

There were 15 Malaysians among the 23 imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 5,501 citizens (96%) and 231 foreigners. Of this total, 101 persons (1.8%) had to be hospitalised.

Outpaced for the third straight day by new cases, the 5,082 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,503,427 (96.2%) as active cases rose 639 to 68,625 – with 54,940 (80.1%) in home quarantine, 7,529 (11%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 5,624 (8.2%) hospitalised.

Numbers remain high at intensive care units with 426 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 80 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 158 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 112 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another 47 confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 30,110 – inclusive of 10 more brought-in-dead cases to bring this subtotal to 6,087 casualties. There is a backlog in confirming Covid-19 deaths as testing priority is on healing the living.

With eight more new clusters identified, the number of those active has risen to 234 out of 5,906  identified todate.